When a video is recorded in Camera, where is it saved to?

I can't find them in the Videos or Pictures folders. They're not in the Public folders either.

They don't even show up in the Windows Store App, Videos.


Your Pictures library should contain a Camera Roll folder where these images and videos are stored.

  • That folder isn't on my system. – Louis Waweru Nov 6 '12 at 8:37
  • Hm, I've also seen 'Camera Roll' and 'C:/Users/Public/Pictures' on the internet. Have you got those? – Peter Nov 6 '12 at 8:44
  • ha, yeah I actually just finished searching for it (kind:=video datemodified:today). It is indeed in Camera Roll. – Louis Waweru Nov 6 '12 at 8:44
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    ....for the record this should be put in the "video" directory. Its unintuitive. But hey, thats win8 apps for ya ;) – dudewad May 21 '15 at 1:10
  • The save location can vary on different machines - see my answer for where to find the save location on yours – Fijjit Oct 3 '16 at 17:05

I believe it's this directory:

C:\Users\(your user)\Pictures\Camera Roll

I found that mine were being saved to the OneDrive folder in my Users folder. In the Camera app, the ellipsis ... menu includes a Settings option - this takes you to the part of Windows Settings that lets you specify default save locations.

In there you'll find the save location for your specific machine, whether it's OneDrive or other, and you can change it to your preferred location.

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